• Harry BELAFONTE - The Harry Belafonte Hits Collection 1953-1962 – Island in the Sun

One of the most important and influential black men of the past sixty or so years, HARRY BELAFONTE is still involved on the world stage as a political activist and UNICEF's Goodwill Ambassador.

But back in the mid-50s he was, for a couple of years, just about the most popular and successful singer in the world, widely known as 'The King Of Calypso'.

Indeed, his LP Calypso topped the US charts for 31 weeks in 1956, and was the very first album to sell a million copies.

This unique compilation features all of Belafonte's US and UK hit singles between 1953-62, plus some of the most popular sides from several of his biggest-selling LPs during this same period.

Includes the hits 'Gomen Nasai', 'Jamaica Farewell', 'Mary's Boy Child', 'Banana Boat Song', 'Mama Looka Boo-Boo', 'Cocoanut Woman', 'Island In The Sun', 'Scarlet Ribbons', 'The Waiting Game', 'Ain't That Love', 'Little Bernadette', 'Son Of Mary' and 'Hole In The Bucket' (a duet with Odetta)

Also includes important LP tracks like 'Unchained Melody', 'Man Smart, Woman Smarter', 'Eden Was Just Like This', 'Another Man Done Gone', 'Midnight Special', etc.

This is the first compilation to include all of Belafonte's chart records, and features sides which have never previously appeared on CD.

Track Listing

1. GOMEN NASAI (Forgive Me)
2. JOHN HENRY
3. UNCHAINED MELODY
4. MAN SMART, WOMAN SMARTER
5. JAMAICA FAREWELL
6. MARY'S BOY CHILD
7. BANANA BOAT SONG (DAY-O)
8. EDEN WAS JUST LIKE THIS
9. HOLD 'EM JOE
10. I'M JUST A COUNTRY BOY
11. MAMA LOOKA BOO-BOO
12. DON'T EVER LOVE ME
13. COCOANUT WOMAN
14. ISLAND IN THE SUN
15. SCRATCH, SCRATCH
16. SCARLET RIBBONS (FOR HER HAIR)
17. THE WAITING GAME
18. AIN'T THAT LOVE
19. LITTLE BERNADETTE
20. SON OF MARY
21. ANOTHER MAN DONE GONE
22. THE BABY BOY
23. HOLE IN THE BUCKET (with Odetta)
24. MIDNIGHT SPECIAL

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date 6/11/2015
UPC Bar Code No 604988092622

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Harry BELAFONTE - The Harry Belafonte Hits Collection 1953-1962 – Island in the Sun

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